Impact Games are games that can move a team up or down the RPI Ladder (increase or decrease RPI Rank).
Direct Impact Games are head-to-head matchups for the team.
Indirect Impact Games are games that include a previous opponent of the team and impact the team's SOS component of RPI.
Late in the season, Indirect Impact Games may only have a small impact on a team's RPI Rank.
Normally, a win will increase a team's RPI Rank and a loss will decrease it, but sometimes when playing a really strong opponent a win or a loss will increase RPI Rank and when playing a much weaker opponent a win or a loss will decrease RPI Rank.
RPI Points are approximate.

RPI Ladder
RPI
Team
RPI Pts
Needed
1
Duke
2405
25
Maryland
1751
50
Georgia State
1425
75
Montana
1208
100
South Carolina
1080
125
Omaha
937
150
Prairie View A&M
786
175
Duquesne
660
200
Norfolk State
552
225
Vanderbilt
353
250
Troy
244
273
Evansville
125
274
Idaho State
118
275
UMass
117
276
Loyola-Maryland
104
277
Elon
86
278
Cal State Northridge
78
279
Grambling
75
280
North Carolina Central
68
281
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
62
282
Marist
43
283
Central Arkansas
41
284
North Alabama
41
285
Little Rock
34
286
VMI
31
287
Central Connecticut
27
288
UC Davis
20
289
Arkansas-Pine Bluff
12
290
Western Michigan
11
291
Albany
8
292
Tulane
-
293
Youngstown State
-4
294
Mount Saint Mary's
-12
295
Tennessee-Martin
-13
296
Longwood
-15
297
Northern Arizona
-15
298
North Dakota
-18
299
Howard
-20
300
Western Carolina
-24
301
Florida A&M
-25
302
Towson
-25
303
Oral Roberts
-27
304
Stephen F. Austin
-28
305
Charlotte
-40
306
Houston Baptist
-59
307
Alabama State
-62
308
Jacksonville
-73
309
Southeast Missouri
-77
310
Tennessee State
-94
311
Niagara
-96
325
SIUE
-249
353
Alabama A&M
-857
Direct Impact Games
No Direct Impact Games today
Indirect (SOS) Impact Games